LOCAL NEWS & SPORTS - Friday, May 5, 2023
JUNIATA/MIFFLIN HIGHWAY RESURFACING
Mifflintown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) updated drivers on a highway resurfacing project in Juniata and Mifflin counties. This project will improve the ride quality and extend the life of approximately 12 miles of roadway in Lack Township in Juniata County, Granville Township in Mifflin County, and Lewistown Borough.
The week of May 8, the contractor will remove guide rail and complete shoulder stabilization work on Route 3004 (Big Ridge Road) and Route 3005 (Bratton Avenue) in Mifflin County. Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control. Drivers should anticipate short travel delays during daylight hours while work takes place. PennDOT urges drivers to exercise caution, to be alert for construction vehicles making sudden stops, and not to follow construction vehicles into the closed lane as they deliver material.
Guide rail removal and shoulder stabilization is the only work scheduled on this project for the week of May 8. Crews will return and continue to work on Route 35 in Lack Township, Juniata County, later this month. PennDOT will issue updates as work progresses.
Overall work on this project includes highway resurfacing, drainage improvements, guide rail replacement, pavement marking, and miscellaneous construction. Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt Co., Inc., of Hollidaysburg, PA, is the contractor on this $2.8 million project. PennDOT anticipates completion by early September. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
SPEED LIMIT LOWERED TEMPORARILY ON ROUTE 35
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it has temporarily reduced the speed limit on Route 35 in Milford Township, Juniata County, between Mowery Street and Varnes Road from 45 mph to 35 mph. Signage was installed earlier today, and the change is now legally posted and enforceable.
This reduction is intended to enhance motorists' safety on Route 35 by curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving behavior.
The move was prompted by the road's inclusion in a detour route for the ongoing Port Royal bridge replacement project. This reduction, along with two radar-controlled speed display boards placed last month, will remain in place until construction for the ongoing project wraps in mid-September.
Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of Pennsylvania crashes and fatalities. Other aggressive driving behaviors include running stop signs or red lights, passing illegally, and tailgating.
PennDOT listed aggressive driving behaviors as a factor in 44 percent of crashes in Juniata County in 2022.
HALIFAX 17, EAST JUNIATA 2 (4 INNINGS)
UPPER DAUPHIN 7, LINE MOUNTAIN 6
SUSQUENITA @ JUNIATA – PPD TO 5/6
EAST JUNIATA 16, HALIFAX 1 (4 INNINGS)
UPPER DAUPHIN 11, LINE MOUNTAIN 1 (5 INNINGS)
JUNIATA @ SUSQUENITA – PPD TO 5/12
TRACK & FIELD
BALD EAGLE @ JUNIATA – NO RESULTS REPORTED